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NEW ZEALAND FLAX.

We invite those interested in this branch of industry to inspert two samples of prepared flax, now on view at our publishing office, Queen-street, as examples of what may be accomplished with care in dressing the flax, these samples being the best we have seen for a long time past. The finer sample resembles in appearance a {species of silk, being extremely clean and white in colour ; while the second sample is somewhat stronger in the fibre, but equally clean. We have been favoured with the following extract from a letter, kindly handed to us by Archdeacon Leonard Williams: — " The green leaf will first go through the ordinary machine in the usual way, then through Nelson's new patent machine, when it will be dry and ready for packing, the process taking about four minutes from the green leaf if near the mill." The machine is the invention of Mr. Nelaon, of Hawke's Bay.

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NEW ZEALAND FLAX., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4069, 6 September 1870

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NEW ZEALAND FLAX. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4069, 6 September 1870

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